With spiritual practices, these unfold gradually in our awareness, unless we’ve unfolded them in a prior life and the sattva gets sufficient to restore earlier development.
Yet with still further development, we gain more direct access to source rather than going through all the layers. Source is omnipresent, so if we know ourselves to be that, it’s with us all the time.
The heart, for example, awakens (potentially) as the kundalini rises to that point. Later, post-awakening, there’s a descent from the crown to a higher octave of the heart and more universal love.
However, the heart also has a direct connection to the Divine, which comes online when we’re ready, bypassing the intermediate layers that the vertical route goes through.
Prana or life force is another example. We often gain prana through food, breath, and sunlight (less-so than plants). Yet we’re immersed in a sea of life. When our channels become clearer, the potential is there to tap into that directly. Tapping into infinite life massively increases our ability.
Action (karma) is another one. When we act in the field of the surface of life, we’re on the event stage. We’re obliged to act things out to process them. When we can connect with action on the level of energy itself, we can get results and resolve things in the field of becoming. This requires much less doing and can complete experiences without them needing to surface and create drama. Do less and accomplish more. (There’s a large range of degree here.)
Soma is another example. The refinement of soma begins when we transcend, usually in meditation, when awe-struck, or in a deep surrender.
As we heal, presence develops, and the channels clear, leading soma refinement to become more common. After established Self Realization, we’re effectively transcending all the time, so soma refinement becomes very regular, especially if we put our attention on it.
As pure Divinity unfolds, it adds the potential to gain soma directly from Divinity, like Her mother’s milk. No steps of refining required.
I’m sure there are other examples. The deeper we’re established, the more we have direct access to. When we reside with it, we’re already there.